Portfolio Lead (Subject Matter Experts) – 2 positions

Dubbo, Orange, Bathurst or Broken Hill, NSW |

The Roles

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WSNW PHN) is currently seeking a number of motivated individuals who have a passion for primary healthcare and an interest in supporting, strengthening and shaping a world-class person-centred Primary Health Care system to join our Integration and Services team as Portfolio Leads.

There are currently 2 full time Portfolio Lead opportunities in the following areas:

  • Mental Health & Drug and Alcohol
  • Community Wellbeing (incorporating suicide prevention, psychosocial support and drought support)

The Portfolio Leads are responsible for providing subject matter leadership, expertise and advice and will have the opportunity to lead the development of innovative, evidence-based service design and contribute to the ongoing review and evaluation of commissioned services.

A core component to the work of WNSW PHN is to ensure that we foster genuine consumer, community, health professional and provider engagement. The portfolio leads will work closely with all relevant stakeholders to build strong working relationships in delivering on our priorities.

WNSW PHN has a strong focus and commitment to addressing the health inequalities faced by Aboriginal people and communities across the region. These roles will work closely with the Aboriginal health sector to ensure that service design, delivery and evaluation is undertaken in close partnership with Aboriginal people across our region and in alignment with our Cultural Safety Framework.

The positions can be based in any one of our four main offices which include Bathurst, Broken Hill, Dubbo or Orange. Financial support to assist with relocation costs may be made available.


  • Tertiary level qualifications in field relevant to portfolio and substantial experience in the field required for the role.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to cultural safety.
  • Demonstrated high-level information communication technology skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of portfolio-related activities at Commonwealth and State level.
  • Experience in interpreting research evidence and applying it to service design or delivery.
  • Understanding of commissioning in the healthcare sector.
  • Ability to lead a team and manage remotely located direct reports.


  • Post graduate level qualifications in relevant portfolio field.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Aboriginal organisations and communities in planning and implementing health services.
  • Existing networks with groups relevant to portfolio.
  • Knowledge and understanding of program logic and measuring outcomes.

How to Apply:

For an outline of responsibilities, position description, selection criteria and information on how to apply, please refer to the Employment tab in the ‘About Us’ section of our website www.wnswphn.org.au/about-us/employment

WNSW PHN is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Nik Todorovski (Senior Manager – Commissioned Services & Strategic Projects) on 0428 249 132.


The selection criteria as outlined in the position description must be addressed as part of your application.

Starting date: 
Friday, November 29, 2019
Closing date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Western NSW Primary Health Network
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